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Entertainment Media Production

Submitted on August 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Entertainment Media Production combines several areas with the same purpose: to get students trained and plugged into the entertainment industry in Tennessee. Tracks include concentrations in music production, music business, multimedia and web design, and video production. The technical certificate program is designed for the media workplace.

An advisory board of industry professionals helped to put the program together. Partnerships with entertainment businesses in the area will be an important part of the program for students. The bigger vision behind Entertainment Media Production is to create a college version of Music Row- a set of student teams working together on a music project.

Students work with industry grade equipment in the Vol State digital recording and HD television studios. Web designers will use Adobe design software and perhaps more importantly than any one particular brand, they will learn the fundamentals of coding with HTML and CSS, which will help them understand the foundation of all web design software. The faculty members bring years of experience and many industry connections to the program. Program director Steve Bishir is a five-time Grammy Award winner and has mixed more than 120 number one singles in audio production.

The technical certificate program is starting this fall with several classes. For more details on the audio, video and graphic design sections of the program visit the web site:

www.volstate.edu/entertainment

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